Don’t Have the Google Discover Feed on Your Android Phone? Tap the “G” Logo

The Google Discover widget.

The Google Discover feed is a dashboard for weather forecasts and news related to your interests. Some Android launchers include a pane for the discovery flow on the Home screen. Otherwise, there is another shortcut for quick access.

Google Discover is actually just a tab in the Google app. You can access it in a number of ways including just opening the Google app. However, if you’re looking for quick access to the Home screen, you probably already have a shortcut.

Press the Google logo (the “G”) on the Google search widget will take you directly to the Discover tab. Chances are, the Google widget is already preloaded on your phone or tablet’s home screen.

Tap the Google logo.

The user interface of the Discover tab in the Google app is slightly different than the Discover pane built into launchers, but the information is the same.

Google Discover in a launcher and in the Google app.
The Discover pane in Pixel Launcher (on the left) and the Discover tab in the Google app (on the right).

One thing to note is that this only works with Google search widget. It does not work with the Google search bars built into the launcher, like the one under the Dock of the Pixel Launcher.

The Google search pixel launcher with a no symbol on it.

If you want to add the Google Search widget to your home screen, that’s easy to do. The process is slightly different, depending on the launcher, but you can usually long-press your device’s home screen to open the context menu. Tap “Widgets”.

Scroll down to the “Search” widget in the Google app, and then hold it down.

You can drag the widget anywhere you want on the home screen and then drop it.

Drop the widget anywhere on the home screen.

Now you will have quick access to Google searches and the Discover feed on your Android device.

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